HICKORY, NC (WBTV)- Four people from Illinois were been arrested by police in Hickory on Tuesday morning in connection with the kidnapping of a local man.
The 23-year-old victim was reported missing by an acquaintance after she received a phone call demanding a ransom for the his safe return.
With the assistance of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, Hickory Police found the 23-year-old man bound with duct tape in a home on 21st Street Drive SE. That's just outside the Hickory city limits.
Investigators said the four suspects were also at the home. They were arrested.
The victim was treated for minor injuries. He told police he was kidnapped from the parking lot of the Lowe's Hardware on US 70 SE in Hickory.
21-year-old Jorge Alonzo Rentas, of Chicago, and 23-year-old Alejandro Zambrano, of Orlando Park, IL, are both charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping, and Felony Conspiracy.